Pit Bull Shot and Killed in Van by Police Was Actually a Beloved Pet Labrador Waiting for Me to Return, Owner Says
It is always a tragic, loaded situation when a pet gets shot by a police officer. Anti-police rhetoric is enjoyed across the country by people of all stripes, so when someone like Craig Jones claims that a cop shot his labrador retriever for no reason at all, it tends to get people pretty riled up.
A dog owner has been left shocked and distraught after Idaho police shot dead his pet Labrador because it was barking in his van.
Craig Jones had left the dog, Arfee, in his van with a window rolled down while he had breakfast at a Coeur d’Alene coffee shop on Wednesday morning.
But an officer who approached the van a short while later shot the dog, which he described as a pit bull, over claims that it barked and had lunged at him.
Jones had been unaware of the incident until he left the coffee shop and was shown the bullet hole in his van window.
In an emotional post on Facebook, Jones wrote: ‘This cop left a hole in both of [us] that can’t be fixed. If it wasn’t for my desire to face him in court and strip him of his badge. I would probably be at the bottom of the lake with my boy “Arfee”.’
You know how all of this could have been prevented? By not leaving a dog unattended in a car. Unless there were witnesses to the event, it may not be possible to know if the police officer is lying or not, and if he was, then of course he should lose his badge and be jailed. But consider the alternative scenario to what the officer is claiming: a cop was just walking along and thought, you know, I think I’d like to murder a dog for no reason — hey, there’s one!? It says a lot about how anti-police our country is right now when that is exactly what most people immediately think, as opposed to giving the officer the benefit of the doubt and waiting for all of the information to come out.